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Wednesday July 24, 2024

South Africa-India fact sheet

By Our Correspondent
June 29, 2024
David Miller seen being clean bold by Kuldeep Yadav. — Reuters/file
David Miller seen being clean bold by Kuldeep Yadav. — Reuters/file 

India won by 106 runs in their last men’s T20I against South Africa after losing their three previous meetings in the format; in fact, they’ve won four of their six previous meetings with the Proteas at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup including a six wicket win in their only previous knockout fixture (2014 semi final).

South Africa won by five wickets in their last men’s T20I fixture against India on neutral territory at Perth Stadium in October 2022 but had not previously beaten them in such a fixture since 2009, losing three games in between those encounters.

No teams have won more matches at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup than India (34) and South Africa (32), not including Super Over results, with each of the Proteas and the Men in Blue losing 15 games across their history at the tournament.

South Africa have won 12 of their 20 men’s T20Is played in West Indies (L8), having won more games in the format only at home (39 wins in South Africa); however, the Proteas have lost their most recent T20I at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, a 39-run loss against England at the 2010 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup.

South Africa have registered eight wins in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, to make it to the final of the competition for the first time ever; in fact, their eight wins is the most by any side in a single edition of the competition and one more than the next best.

India are undefeated in men’s T20Is in 2024, picking up nine wins and a tie from their 10 fixtures in the format this year with that tie seeing the Men in Blue win in the Super Over on the day; in fact, they are the only full member team unbeaten in the format this year and one of only five international teams overall.

South Africa and India have each made four runouts throughout the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 which is level for the second most of any teams behind only Afghanistan (6); conversely, South Africa and India have each had only two batters of their own run out this tournament.

South Africa bowlers have taken 28 wickets in the middle overs (7-15) in the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the highest of all sides and three more than India (25); in fact, their bowling strike rate of 14.8 in this phase is bettered by only West Indies (13.8).

Anrich Nortje has picked up 13 wickets in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the most by any South Africa bowler in a single edition of the tournament; Nortje has failed to pick up a wicket in just one of his eight innings in the competition this year, while bowling at an economy rate of 5.6.

Jasprit Bumrah (India) has induced a false shot from the batter on 62.3% of his 154 deliveries at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the second highest of any player to bowl at least five overs at the tournament; in fact, he also has a bowling average of 8.15 at the current tournament which is the best of any India bowler at a single edition (min. 10 overs).

Quinton de Kock (204 runs in 2024) is 35 away from becoming South Africa’s leading run scorer in a single edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (Jacques Kallis – 238 in 2009); in fact, since the start of the Super Eight stage only teammate Tristan Stubbs (61) has recorded a better batting average than de Kock (39) for the Proteas.

Rohit Sharma (India) has scored 92 and 57 runs across his last two T20I innings, just the second time he’s registered back-to-back half centuries at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup (also in 2014); though, he’s been bowled out in each of those last two innings after being bowled out in only one of his previous 14 innings in the format.

Keshav Maharaj (South Africa) has taken two wickets in three of his last four T20I innings against India and 10 wickets in total against them across his career, the joint-most of any South Africa player; though, Rishabh Pant (twice) is the only India batter than he’s managed to dismiss more than once.

TODAY’S FIXTURE

India vs South Africa

7:30 pmPST